Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Genotype 3 NS5A Drug Resistance Assay

CPT: 87900; 87902
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Test Details


  • NS5A Resistance Analysis


Assessment of drug susceptibility by nucleic acid sequencing of a patient's hepatitis C virus (HCV) to the NS5A inhibitors. Assay should be used for patients with documented HCV genotype 3.


This procedure may not be successful when the HCV viral load is <500 IU/mL. This assay requires an HCV genotype of 3.


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and DNA next generation sequencing (NGS)

Specimen Requirements


Plasma (preferred) or serum, frozen


2 mL

Minimum Volume

1 mL


Ship in plasma preparation tubes (PPT™) or screw-capped polypropylene frozen transport tubes.


Collect specimen in two PPT™ tubes, gel-barrier tubes, or lavender-top (EDTA) tubes. Do not use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within six hours of collection, remove serum/plasma, transfer specimen to polypropylene screw-capped tubes, and freeze. Specimens drawn into PPT™ tubes need to be centrifuged within six hours and frozen. Ship frozen. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions


Causes for Rejection

PPT™ not centrifuged; insufficient volume; heparinized plasma; nonfrozen specimens; specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles; specimen received in "pop-top" or "snap-cap" tube

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

Please confirm the patient's HCV genotype 3 prior to submitting sample for testing.


Highlights of Prescribing Information. Daklinza™ (daclatasvir) tablets [package insert]. Princeton, NJ; Bristol-Myers Squibb Co; 2015.
McCormack PL. Daclatasvir: A review of its use in adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Drugs. 2015 Apr; 75(5):515-524. 25721433


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550603 HCV GT3 NS5A Drug Resist Assay 550598 HCV NS5A Resist Assay PDF 72862-6
550603 HCV GT3 NS5A Drug Resist Assay 550599 HCV NS5A Drug Resist Assay 73655-3
550603 HCV GT3 NS5A Drug Resist Assay 550601 HCV NS5A Resist Assay Interp 49549-9

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